I like my mixes to be liked, the music well dressed, and the musician satisfied.
I began on builging studio a few years ago. I started from scratch, worked a lot, bought some stuff, read a few things and basically found friends. For a few years, I work with a collective of musicians, recording mostly rap vocals, but also singers, bass guitars, acoustic guitars, drums, saxophone, trombone, violin, and basically every item who can produce sound.
I do my mixes enssentially in the box, but I use some hardware too ; optical compressor, tube preamp, old tape recorder, analogic delay, spring reverb, and some analogic effets (filter, tremolo, drive..)..
My priority is the band/singer/producer's priority ; You want the voice above the mix ? I'm ok. You want a bass in front of the head ? I'm ok. I thing that each track have his perfect mix somewhere, and that the music has to define the mix, not the invert. Sometimes you need a loud kick and a tight snare, sometimes the chords make the song. Are the lyrics the point of the song, or are they here to carry the music ? I'm here to work with you, for your music.
For the record, the studio is in a houseboat in Bordeaux, I can't prove it but i'm sure the water and the place affected the way the sound live.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.